A Great Lodge In The Southern Region

Emerald Resort and Lodge, Arba Minch

Emerald Resort and Lodge, Arba Minch Offers:

Lodging Type: Lodge

Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes

Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, Swimming Pool


  • Traditional tribes
  • National parks
  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Trekking
  • Swimming
  • Geographical sites
  • Markets
  • Lake

Price range:

  • 50-149 USD

About Emerald Resort and Lodge, Arba Minch

Arba Minch, meaning ‘Forty Springs’ after the abundant natural springs in the area, is a town on the lush western side of the Rift Valley. Emerald Resort and Lodge sits high on an escarpment and has lovely views of the mountains and lakes.

The 82 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles and twins, and extra beds can be added if required. There’s also 1 villa and 1 presidential bungalow. All rooms have a chair and desk, and a balcony with lovely views, and are equipped with Wifi. The restaurant, with lovely views across the valley, serves Ethiopian cuisine and some international dishes. The bar has local and imported beers, wines and spirits. The spa has a steam room and sauna, and offers massage. The swimming pool is surrounded by sunbathing deck. The 3 meeting rooms can accommodation 800, 200 and 30 pax. There’s a gift shop with local crafts.

Activities include visits to Nechisar National Park and the healing waters of the Forty Springs. Visitors can also visit the many cultural villages in the area, particularly those of the Dorze tribe, and hike across God’s Bridge: the isthmus between Lake Chamo and Lake Abaya.

Highlights Near Emerald Resort and Lodge, Arba Minch

There are several national parks in the south of Ethiopia, all of which were gazetted for a specific reason – whether it was to protect a certain species, or to conserve a habitat, or something else. Bale Mountain National Park is the best known and arguably the most interesting ...

While the towns of the region are few and far between, each has its own distinctive character and feeling. Shashemene is the home of the Rastafarian movement in Ethiopia, and has a Rasta museum and several Rasta bars. This originated when, in 1948, Emperor Haile Selassie gave some of his land ...